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District of Virgin Islands

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, February 26, 2015

St. Thomas Resident Sentenced To 124 Months In Carjacking Case

St. Thomas, USVI - District Court Judge Curtis V. Gomez today sentenced Troy Jamson Normil, 19, to 124 months in federal prison for carjacking and brandishing a firearm during the commission of a crime of violence, United States Attorney Ronald W. Sharpe announced.

Normil pleaded guilty on November 26, 2014 to carjacking a scooter and brandishing a firearm during the carjacking. Normil admitted that on December 23, 2013, at approximately 10 p.m., the victim was traveling up Suicide Hill in St. Thomas when Normil and an accomplice blocked his path with a light colored SUV. Normil and his accomplice approached the victim and Normil pointed a firearm at him demanding money. The victim advised Normil that he had no money and Normil told the victim he was taking his scooter. Normil then took the victim’s scooter and his cellular telephone and drove away in the SUV. The damaged scooter was recovered but the cellular telephone was never recovered.

In addition to a prison term, Normil was sentenced to five years of supervised release, a $200 special assessment and ordered to pay restitution to the victim for his losses.

The case was investigated by the Virgin Islands Police Department and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), and prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Nelson L. Jones.

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Updated June 22, 2015